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bobbymokie

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  • Birthday 04/26/1977

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  1. so, where's the new hangout? this is the only message board I came to.
  2. couldn't pay me to. horrible job, listeneng to people and whine and not telling them to shut the heck up.
  3. holy crap that's the funniest thing I've seen in a while edit: can't quote a quote. Refering to the fighting for peace line
  4. Beast, go dyno your zr1, if its still stock.Go dyno any production car, doesn't matter which. None of them live up to their rating.They all have a tranny and a diff to get through, plus a whole lot of friction. Don't know who told you they rate them different, but they were wrong. You don't think any of the car magazines would have accounted for that in their comparisons?
  5. Hate to mention this, but sae net and bhp both mean at the crank with all accessories and emissions on. None of them mean at the wheels. Not one car out there will dyno the manufacturer's spec'd hp. Gross refers to just the engine and nothing else to draw power, which is why the classoc muscle cars boasted such high numbers, but poor performance in todays terms. That and weight.
  6. Market share does not mean profit or success.GM has the biggest chunk of marketshare, but is heading into a tailspin of cutbacks, layoffs, and cancelations (zeta platform?). Losing money hand over fist. Toyota is making a profit off every model they sell. Which is doing better? As for comparisons to euro's, it was just last year that the domestics got better at unscheduled trips to the service department. Japs still a comanding lead. But I wasn't refering to reliability (which really isn't a question to those not blinded by loyalty), I was talking about engineered quality. How well does the susprnsion work? How much wind noise? How well does the tranny shift (both timing and feel)? How does the engine sound? How is the sound of the doors shutting? Toyota engineers everything for proper feel and sound down to just the right weight to the turn signal. Ford uses the same parts for virtually every car they make. The domestics (daimler has helped chrysler, but not enough) engineer to the "good enough" standard. The few exceptions cost upwards of thirty thousand, Fairly steep to finally start getting quality. Ford did have a breakthrough with the Focus, but that's really just an imported european car. Chevy's Cobalt is lightyears ahead of the Cavalier, but it's yet to be seen if it can stand with the Corolla or Civic. The Neon is laughably outdated. Percieved quality is a great concept. Its actually funny to watch. Take an owner of a 3+ year old domestic and show them a brand new one, they can't believe how nice it is and how much its improved. Show the owner of a 3+ year old import (big two) a brand new domestic, the reaction is close to "so what?" The reason: Domestic cars degrade so quickly that the exact same car they have, but brand new seems immensely improved.
  7. Sorry, they American cars may be getting better looking (matter of opinion), but slapping in an enourmous engine does not make up for shoddy engineering.I've been selling cars for four years total and also worked in a service department. All the cars seem so nice and fancy on the showroom. We learn real quick how long that niceness lasts selling them used. American cars, as a general rule, get loose, squeaky, they rattel, have trim problems, develope wind noise, electric motors give out quickly (power seats and windows) and just kind of fall apart. MAybe its due to the union enforced mediocrity. Who knows. But many ten year old jap cars run as well or better then the new domestics.
  8. terrorism ins't gonna stop, no matter how many laws you throw at it and how many rights you trample. Best we can hope for is a lessoning of the acts. Best way I see to do that is to quietly seek out the main infractors and remove them, and try to stop people off so much. Yes, some people will always dislike us, but do we need to keep antagonizing them? Terror isn't something you declare war on. War is for poverty and hunger and evil empires bent on taking over the world. Terror should be dealt with silently and proactively. Honestly, how many people have died from terrorism compared to drunk driving? Poverty? Treatable illness?
  9. very much agree. Still hope though, nothing is all that permanent. someday we may have good leadership again and such wrongs will be righted.
  10. There's two ways of going about the feeling of security. You can see them both in everyday society. We'll call them "aggressive" and "passive". The aggressive is actually paranoid, constantly looking for new threats and more effective protection. Snaching up tasers and guns like candy, looking over his shoulder as he upgrades his home security system and buys a new urban assualt vehicle, spying on his neighbors, he will actually believe himself when he tells you that his collection of automatic assault rifles and gernades and land mines are just for self defense. He is scared to death of what might happen and nothing will ever make him feel safe. The passive walks around without guns or armor. He doesn't stare down strangers on the street. He doesn't even notice when the government tells him he should fell a bit yellow or orange that day. He enjoys his life. He knows that there is a small chance that something bad may happen, but if it does, at least he will be having a good time up to that point. He smiles, and maybe laughs to himself, when he sees a paraniod commando on the street, knowing its a waste to have life and not enjoy it. Our government is quite paranoid, and they're converting more and more of our citizens with everything they do in the name of "safety"
  11. Seriously?I just thought you had bought a cute new home and were excited about it. Yours makes sense too, though.
  12. wow, that was really entertaining, at least until I figured out there was a point. loved all the random input.
  13. wow, good find. So far both math and micro-biology are at odds with evolution.
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